Xiaomi Mi Drone

Feature-wise, the Xiaomi Mi Drone doesn’t really stand out compared to its competitors. It’s got a 3-axis gimbal with a 4K (or cheaper 1080p) Sony camera at the end, GPS and GLONASS for stable hovering, a 27 minute flight time, and an all-white design that’s not dissimilar from the models churned out by China’s better known drone manufacturer, DJI. The Mi, though, is a mere fraction of the cost of comparably-specced drones, which usually run up over a grand per. An included controller uses your smartphone as a display, navigating the drone with a 720p live video stream from as far as 2 kilometres (1.24 miles). While it’ll likely only be available for order later this year, this drone looks promising for hobbyists looking for a more affordable option.

Learn more at Mi (Chinese site) – roughly $380 (1080p model) to $460 (4K model)